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Amita Health Cancer Institute earns recognition.

Byline: Daily Herald Report

Amita Health Cancer Institute earns recognition

The Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons, has granted three-year accreditation with commendation to the Amita Health Cancer Institute.

To earn the voluntary COC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed COC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. The accreditation with commendation is awarded only to programs that exceed standard requirements at the time of their triennial survey.

When cancer patients choose to seek care locally at a COC-accredited cancer center such as Amita Health Cancer Institute, they are gaining access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home, according to COC. The accreditation indicates that the Amita Health Cancer Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care, according to COC.

"This accreditation reflects our team's commitment to excellence and to the communities we serve," said Karen Giammicchio, vice president of Amita Health's oncology service line. "It means that when cancer patients and their families come to Amita Health, they can expect to receive high-level care from a multidisciplinary team that ranks among the best in the nation."

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Jul 20, 2018
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